Delivering confidence in the performance of materials
We undertake cutting-edge measurement research to help industry grow, enhance competitiveness and increase productivity. Our research is aimed at developing new and improved, validated measurement and instrument technology which will improve the understanding and reliability of the measurement techniques used by industry and academia. These in turn help organisations to understand and use materials and processes to increase their output, reduce costs and waste.
We work closely with the instrument makers, instrument users and end users of the data to ensure that the research we carry out is relevant, useful and will provide the information end users require.
A lack of standards can be a barrier to the uptake of new materials and processes, so NPL is leading the development of best practice and standards across the world. The outcomes of our research, in the form of new and improved measurement methods, are made available to industry through commercial measurement services and consultancies.